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Daniel Sedin says he’s out of shape, but feeling great

Apr 17, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

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There was no shortage of questions for Daniel Sedin after practice on Tuesday. The 2010-11 NHL scoring champ skated with the Canucks for the first time since arriving in Los Angeles and, upon finishing, was promptly bombarded with queries from the media.

Before getting into Sedin’s quotes, a quick overview. He reportedly had an optimistic vibe about playing in Game 4 — even though the Vancouver Province’s Jason Botchford noted that, because Sedin has been unable to work out, he’s in his worst shape “in five years.”

That said, TSN’s Farhan Lalji reported Sedin will “focus on the PP and will take his chances 5 on 5,” should he play Wednesday.

Okay, to the man himself…heeeeeeere’s Daniel!

On symptoms: “I haven’t had a headache for a while now.”

On the recovery struggle: “It’s probably been the toughest time mentally that I’ve been through and I’m just happy to be back.”

On skating again: “It felt great. It’s been a tough four weeks. It’s good to be back, first of all feeling good.”

On playing in Game 4: “We’ll take it day-by-day. Today felt good and we’ll see how it is tomorrow morning.”

On the large, long-lasting media scrum: “I really missed you guys.”

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  1. ray2013 - Apr 17, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    His team is down 0-3. People are saying his absence is one of the reasons they are losing. The pressure to come back and play must be enormous even though he’s in the worst shape in the last five years. This seems to be a situation where having an independent assessment for players with concussions makes perfect sense. Is that what they’re doing in this case? Seems like a good story to research, PHT.

  2. geostrophically - Apr 17, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Well the schedule is giving Daniel one more day to practice with Henrik. We’ll see how that line works. But I am still betting on a sweep here.

  3. thehighcountrybear - Apr 17, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    I yearn for the days when I was in as bad a shape as Daniel…? This would be a good year for Daniel to stay on modified duties…it looks like one of those years when players can run at anyone from half way across the ice salon gas he touched the puck in recent memory?

  4. blomfeld - Apr 17, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Daniel Sedin is definitely a good guy, no doubt … but he’s a fool. His intention of returning to the Canuck’s lineup for tomorrow night’s game, makes about as much sense as some loyal 7th Cavalry trooper trying to come to Custer’s aid during the closing stages of battle at the Little Big Horn back in 1876. He’d be much better served to sit this one out and instead focus on mending his hurts … do the right thing Daniel and let “that” which God ordains happen …

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